Children’s Ministries

Our journey of faith

Our "journey of faith" has several steps from birth to graduation from high school. The children's department will walk with you on your journey for the first four steps: Beginnings, Crossings, Quest and Passage. The youth department will walk with you through the last two steps: Compass and Flight. This journey of faith is very important to us and we appreciate your willingness to share it with us. We offer resources to both our parents and children to effectively equip you along your journey.

Beginnings
Campus Event: Baby Dedication/Baptism
Parent Class: "Beginnings"

The class covers the parents' primary role as faith trainers. The church body commits to a partnership with the parents in the faith development of the child throughout their journey during the ceremony. Dedications/Baptisms are on Sunday, November 6th, 2011 and Sunday, Mother's Day, May 6th, 2012.

Crossings
Campus Event: 5th Grade Retreat
Family Celebration: Campout

This second step prepares them for adolescence. We know at this age we need to help prepare our children emotionally, physically and spiritually. This event is used to discuss their fears, concerns and excitement with this new step in their journey. Campout in 2011 is August 26th-27th.

Quest
Campus Event: Catechism Class Fall Quarter
Family Celebration: Personal Testimony & Communion
Parent Class: Parents are encouraged to attend the 6th grade class with their 6th graders.

This class lasts from September - December. We address the core beliefs of the Nazarene denomination. With such a small class of 6th graders this fall 2011, the class has been postponed until a later date.

Passage
Campus Event: Baptism
Family celebration: "Birthday" Party
Parent Class: Preparing for Your Baptism

Parents are equipped and given resources which allow them to discuss the importance of the baptism. The class is offered after the conclusion of the catechism class. Look for date in February 2012.
Also, a Passport to Purity Getaway Kit is available in the church Library for check-out. It is a life-changing get-away with your preteen (ages 11-15).